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The House proceeded to consider the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled « An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States:" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the first, eighth, ninth, tenth, sixteenth eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-third, thirty-first, thirty-third, thirty-fourth, thirty-fifth, thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth, and fortieth amendments;

And doth disagree to the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth, twenty-second, twenty-fourth, twentyfifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thirtieth, and thirtysecond amendments.

The third amendment was read, and agreed to, with an amendment, by striking out the word "July," proposed to be inserted by the Senate, and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “August."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated "The Department of Foreign Affairs."

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committe had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated “ The Department of War;" also, on the bill establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated “The Treasury Department,” were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

mu! · WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17. Another Member, to wit : George Mathews, from Georgia, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denomi. nated the Department of Foreign Affairs."

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the Committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein. S

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War ;" also, on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department,” were read, and postponed until to-morrow,

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18. A petition of Robert Frazier, late a soldier in the Continental Army, was presented to the House, and read, praying that compensation may be made him for military services rendered during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act imposing duties on tonnage,” with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Floyd have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day fortnight.

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The House, according to the orders of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill " establishing an Executive Department, to be denomi. nated the Department of Foreign Affairs."

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther pro gress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War ;" also, on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department,” were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock. .

FRIDAY, JUNE 19.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “ establisliing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs.”

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same and made several amendments thereto ; which they had directed him to report, when the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received on Monday next.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker : The Senate recede from the third, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, twenty-second, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thirtieth, and thirty-second of their proposed amendments to the bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States,” disagreed to by this House ; and do insist on their second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eleventh, twelfth, and seventeenth amendments to the same bill, also disagreed to by this House. The Senate have also agreed to the report of the joint committee, appointed to view and report on the appropriation of the rooms in the City Hall, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War;" also, on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department,” were read, and postponed until Monday next.

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, JUNE 22.

The House proceeded to consider the report of a joint committee, agreed to by the Senate on Friday last, and sent to this House for concurrence, to wit : “That « the two rooms on the first foor in the Southwest angle of the City Hall are not “ necessary for the accommodation of Congress, and that the Mayor of the city be

notified thereof; that the said rooms may be occupied by such persons as the Cor“poration may employ to take charge of the building :" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said report.

The House, according to the order of the day, proceeded to consider the amend. ments agrced to by the Committee of the Whole House, on Friday last, to the bill "for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the said amendments being severally twice read at the Clerk's table, were agreed to by the House.

A motion was made and seconded, farther to amend the said bill, by striking out the words, “in onse of vacancy in the said office of Secretary to the United States

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Thomas Hartley,

William Smith, (of Maryland,)
Daniel Heister,

Peter Silvester,
John Lawrance,

George Thatcher,
Richard Bland Lee,

Jonathan Trumbull,
James Schureman,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
Theodore Sedgwick,

Jeremiah Wadsworth.
Joshua Seney,
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “ establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War;" also, on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department;" were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23. Mr. Huntington, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, Ordered, That the third reading of the engrossed bill, entitled “An act for estab. lishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs, be put off until to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the message sent from the Senate on Friday last, touching their amendments to the bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," and made some progress therein.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War;" also, on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department;" and also, on the report of the committee, appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress ; and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses and other acts to the President of the United States; were read and postponed until tomorrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. A bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday se'nnight.

An engrossed bill “for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs," was read the third time; and, the question being put, that the said bill do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative. Ayes............ 29,

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Thomas Scott,

Peter Silvester,
Theodore Sedgwick,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
Joshua Seney,

John Vining:
Thomas Sinnickson,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Isaac Coles,

George Partridge,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Jonathan Grout,

Roger Sherman,
John Hathorn,

William Smith, (of Maryland,)
Benjamin Huntington,

William Smith, (of South Carolina,)
James Jackson,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Leonard,

Jonathan Sturges,
Samuel Livermore,

Thomas Sumpter,
George Mathews,

George Thatcher,
John Page,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
Josiah Parker,

Alexander White. Resolved, That the title of the said bill be,“ An act for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs;" and that the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

The House resumed the consideration of the message sent from the Senate on Friday kast, touching their amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, vares, and merchandises, imported into the United States:" Whereupon,

Rezolved, That this House doth recede from their disagreement to the second amend. ment to the said bill, and doth agree to the said second amendment, with an amend. ment, by inserting after the words “ Senate and,” the words “House of.”

Riesolved, That this House doth insist on their disagreement to the fourth and fifth amendments to the said bill.

Ordered, That a conference be desired with the Senate, on the subject-matter of the sixth, seventh, eleventh, twelfth, and seventeenth amendments to the said bill, and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Madison, be appointed managers at the said conference, on the part of this House.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled * An act imposing duties on tonnage:" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the first, second, and ninth amendments to the said bill, with amendments to the said first and ninth amendments, as follow:

In the first amendment, after the words “ Senate and," insert “ House of.”
In the ninth amendment, strike out the word “ July," and insert “ August."

Resolved, That this House doth disagree to the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendients to the said bill.

Ordered, That a conference be desired with the Senate upon the subject matter of the amendments disagreed to, and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Madison, be appointed managers at the said conference on the part of this House.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, on the bill " for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War."

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read and partly considered.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to “establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department;" also, on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25. Ordered, That Mr. Heister have leave to be absent from the service of this House untal Monday fortnight

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